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Brazil Ecojourneys Hosts South American's 1st Lesbian Surf Camp

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 11
On May 9-16 in Santa Catarina, South Brazil, Brazil Ecojourneys invites women to catch some of the sweetest waves in the country, during South America's first-ever lesbian surf camp.

Brazil Panel Delivers Report on Regime Brutality Targeting Minorities, Gays, Others

After 30 years of impunity for crimes of the state, the National Truth Commission report names 377 people allegedly responsible for 434 deaths and disappearances, and thousands of acts of torture.

Foreign Brands Covet Brazil's Fashion Market

FASHION | By Jenny Barchfield | Nov 13
Despite its sputtering economy, Brazil continues to be a prized target market for international fashion brands, as witnessed during the Sao Paulo fashion week's fall-winter 2015 shows that wrapped up Friday.

Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress

INTERNATIONAL | By Jenny Barchfield | Oct 18
Unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise in Brazil.

Trans Woman Murdered in Brazil, Shot 3 Times in Face

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 7
Police say that a Brazilian transgender woman was murdered last Wednesday after being shot three times in the face. This incident comes not long after it was reported that 216 LGBT people in Brazil have been murdered so far this year.

Report: 216 LGBT Related Murders in Brazil in 2014

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 2
There have been 216 LGBT related murders in Brazil this year.

Mark Ruffalo Withdraws Support for Brazilian Candidate Over LGBT Views

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
Actor Mark Ruffalo took to his Tumblr Monday to alert his followers that he's withdrawing his support for Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva over her opposition to same-sex marriage.

Fight For Growing Pentecostal Vote in Brazil

Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.

Brazilian LGBT Activist, Politician Attacked With Rock

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
A young LGBT activist and politician in Brazil was reportedly attacked, with a stone hurled at his head Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.

Brazilian Gay Teen Found Dead With Broken Neck

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 11
An openly gay teen from Brazil was found dead Wednesday as a result of what is believed to be an anti-gay attack.

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